SJ 97 Study; effects of employment reduction programs on mental health.
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Study; mental health hiring practices. Requests the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substances Abuse Services to study the effects of recent state employment reduction programs on the services within the mental health institutions. In its study, the Department must evaluate the savings gained by reductions in force in relationship to the need to rehire essential personnel and whether the new employees are being hired at the same, lower, or higher salaries than the retired or resigned employees that they are replacing. The Department must also examine the morale of its rural employees to ascertain the need to upgrade and revise its policies in order to improve the quality of the work environment and, thereby, the quality of the care. Finally, the Department must examine its salary scales to ascertain any need to upgrade the salaries of long-term employees who were hired at much lower salaries than the entry level salaries of today and whether the salaries of these long-term employees are not being overtaken and surpassed by those of new employees with the same or comparable credentials.

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01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 961151701  pdf
03/14/96  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ97ER)  pdf

01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 961151701
01/22/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/96  Senate: Reported from Rules
02/13/96  Senate: Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/13/96  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/13/96  Senate: Communicated to House
02/14/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/15/96  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/96  House: Assigned to Rules sub-committee: 3
02/20/96  House: Reported from Rules (10-Y 0-N)
02/22/96  House: Passed by for the day
02/23/96  House: Agreed to by House (Block Vote) (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/14/96  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ97ER)